17 Young Emirati ‘Ambassadors’ Graduate

ABU DHABI — They are called the ‘ambassadors’ of the UAE, as they know all about their country that they can share with visitors from abroad.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:13 AM

They are 17 Emirati students from the Zayed University’s Communications, Media and Business faculty, who graduated in the 10-month ‘Ambassador’ programme, organised by theAbu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

The course, now in its second year, culminated with the girls acting as ‘ambassadors’ to the hosted buyers from over 20 countries, who last week attended the third and largest Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings exhibition (GIBTM) in Abu Dhabi .

Hessa Al Romaithi, one of the graduates, described the programme as a “first step in becoming an official ambassadorfor my country”.

Some of the students enjoyed the course so much that they went on to join ADTA staff.

“This programme is not only a course in the university catalogue; it is an experience that has been highly recommended by the students who have taken the course before.

“To start with, we were educated on the importance of cultural leadership in today’s fast paced world.

“Second, we gained interpersonal skills by engaging with people and guiding them toan insightful understanding of Arab culture,” said Hessa.

silvia@khaleejtimes.com


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